Wet Weather Keeps Colorado Rivers High

July 1, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Charlie Meyers reports in the Denver Post that an unusually wet year has Colorado anglers scratching their heads and throwing big, ugly flies later in the season than usual. “Persistent rainfall, lagging snowmelt and uncertain reservoir releases have caused indecision on most major streams. ‘We haven’s seen a flow of 5,000 cubic feet per second on the Colorado River at Pumphouse in a long time,’ said Drew Musser of the Fly Fishing Outfitters shop in Avon,”